The Ladies of Workforce Management Poems #2

NaPoWriMo #4: The Wolf Mother: For SS

The Wolf Mother: For SS Tremaine L. Loadholt 2022 April 03

you aren’t just punching keys
and hitting buttons on the other
side of the screen, you come
equipped with Mama Bear claws
ready to pounce on belligerent
individuals who dwell in insouciance.
I imagine you grimacing mockingly
at people who are senseless as 
they make demands for something 
we cannot do.

you don’t need a cape, yet you’re
out here saving us from verbal abuse
and people who haven’t had their
share of walking over hot coals 
in a world not meant for many of us. 

I tip my hat to you — with tons
of markets flashing before your 
eyes as you monitor their moves,
you still have time to say, 
“Good morning!” and on 
some days, that means more 
than the breaths I take to 
continue this life.

I believe you have our best interests
at heart and even though we 
may cut up and find ourselves
on the happier sides of time throughout
the day, you honor your role 
making sure we are held to task.

it takes a mighty woman to
sit back and say, “I am not trained
in that area, but let me point
you to someone who is” and 
lean into her badge of vulnerability — 
of simply being human.

if you don’t know just who you are
to us, let me be the first to dub 
you wolf mother — pack gatherer extraordinaire,
we all fall in line because we want to
not because we’re demanded to, 
and there’s the difference between a leader
with willing followers versus one
who has to beg them.
thank you.

I am doing a series of poems for the ladies who form our workforce management team at work. They truly are a gift. This is the second of three. Thank you for reading and listening too. Peace and blessings

16 thoughts on “The Ladies of Workforce Management Poems #2

    • Krissy . . . I had a horrible patient one day–just awfully belligerent and rude. I finished the call with this guy and reached out to my WFM team to ask for a bit more time to document his account. I got the green light, and then I told all three of them what happened, and AD responded first, stating that someone was going to get hurt. Then SS chimed in and asked for the patient’s medical record number and name. She listened to the call, reported the details to my direct supervisor, and then told me flat out, “We will not schedule this patient. If he wants his scans done, his doctor’s office will have to call. If he happens to call back and you answer, direct the call to a supervisor. You don’t have to deal with that.” From that day, I knew I had a group of women who were serious about making sure their schedulers are not abused or talked down to or treated in a way we should not be. They have our backs, and it’s such a great feeling.

      Thank you!


      • wow!!! That’s great to know you are a mover, and shaker- and demand respect and dignity for all… This made my day – truly wonderful to know, that there are more…. that have our backs yes!!!!

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      • Yaaasss, lady. They do not PLAY when it comes to us. I’m truly convinced they’ll do whatever they can for us. Thank you again.


  • I liked that one, Tre, and thanks for the explanation! I like all your poems actually and I’m fascinated by how you manage to write such lovely, meaningful poems without rhyming. I’m trying to learn how to do that in writing class.

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